LOL I've been hooked on long bike rides since I was a lil' kid, riding up to Crystal Springs from Millbrae (SF Bay Area) on my TWO-SPEED Schwinn cruiser. My older brothers had Three-Speeds. I was jealous.Rassy wrote:...
That ride hooked me, and resulted in first going with a recumbent bike pulling a SLA powered BOB trailer, then the recumbent bike with a front hub and LiFePO4 on the rack, and now the mid-drive tadpole.
(5-speeds were just being introduced to 'merican publics about this time)
Over the years I've owned more bikes of different pedigrees than I can remember, but the silly part is my last un-powered bike that I rode daily for 20-30 miles was a step-thru aluminum-framed TWO-SPEED cruiser. I donated that bike to the local animal shelter thrift store here, because I was mainly using the e-bike for all the hills. Wished I'd kept it, as it weighed 12lb
I know I'm unable to travel the distance to your location until I can purchase another 30AH of batteries, which is possible should I sell my E-Moto trike for what I want for it. (only spammers so far)
30AH of LiPo is the weight of 2-12AH SLA's LOL and I have The Room for both on the sides of my seat. (or I could stick'em in the trailer )
Traveling south of Smith River is a hoot and I'd love to ride the Avenue of the Giants... but heading north is far more tempting to me for all the scenery... I betcha anything I'm likely one of the few bike/trike riders who keeps a strong pair of binoculars in their tool kit.
I've become much less fascinated having large-ish solar panels riding above my head because of the winds I've encountered on the open roads.
I know... I know ... it would take a pretty big airfoil to lift my fat-ash up in the air. But the panels might be Just Bigenov (not-so-evil-twin of Boris Badenov) ...when those winds slam into me and, unlike the panels on my MH, the trike panels would be constructed using much much lighter materials.